2019 Subaru Forester or 2019 Jeep Cherokee? | SUVs Compared at Nate Wade Subaru

2019 Jeep Cherokee VS Subaru Forester Comparison Details in Salt Lake City, UT

It's right up there with Yankees/Red Sox and Ohio State/Michigan -- Jeep VS. Subaru is a rivalry for a reason. Both companies make durable and capable SUVs designed to take you a little further than an ordinary crossover.

So, how do you decide which one to get for your family? It comes down to value. Which vehicle offers you the most for your money? We'll help you find out on this page! We did the research and compared the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester against the 2019 Jeep Cherokee head-to-head. You'll see below how the latest Subaru Forester gets more standard equipment for a lower price.

Read on to learn more, and don't forget to browse this month's new car specials and see if you could save big on a 2019 Subaru Forester at Nate Wade Subaru!

2019 Subaru Forester Interior Dimensions

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Dimensions

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a little bit bigger overall, but you'll find more flexible cargo space inside the 2019 Subaru Forester. With the rear seats in place, you'll find up to 35.4 cubic feet of rear cargo space in the Subaru Forester. Fold the seats down to reveal up to 76.1 maximum available cargo volume. For its part, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee only gives you 24.6 cubic feet of rear cargo room and 54.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo room.

You'll also find more than two extra inches of legroom in the front row of the Subaru Forester compared to the Jeep Cherokee. When you want to stretch out and enjoy the ride, but still pack your SUV full of supplies and groceries, the 2019 Subaru Forester is the obvious choice.


2019 Subaru Forester Technology

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Technology

With standard Android™ Auto and Apple CarPlay™, on touchscreen displays, both these cars make it easy to stay connected with hands-free smartphone features. That said, the 2019 Subaru Forester has more standard technology equipment and available features.

For example, the Subaru Forester comes standard with steering wheel-mounted audio, phone and cruise controls. That's only available as an additional option on the base 2019 Jeep Cherokee. What's more, the Jeep Cherokee doesn't offer an available Wi-Fi hotspot. You can get a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot on your Subaru Forester so you and your friends can ease the burden on your mobile data plans.


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2019 Subaru Forester Performance

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Performance & Efficiency

For tricky terrain or snowy, icy roads, every 2019 Subaru Forester comes standard with the legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. On the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, four-wheel drive is a $1,500 additional option.

What's more, you'll get a little better engine power from the Subaru Forester, all while getting better gas mileage than the Jeep! The 2019 Subaru Forester makes two more horsepower and five additional pound-feet of torque compared to the base 2019 Jeep Cherokee and achieves up to 33 MPG. When equipped with four-wheel drive, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is only able to get 29 MPG.


2019 Subaru Forester Safety

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Safety

Both these cars come with LED headlamps for a natural beam of light that more closely emulates daylight and gives you excellent visibility for the road ahead -- but the Subaru Forester has a unique feature here. It's available with steering responsive headlights that pivot as you steer, so you can see ahead in corners better! That's a feature you won't find on any Jeep Cherokee.


2019 Subaru Forester Driver Assistance

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Driver Assistance

The all-new 2019 Subaru Forester now comes standard with Subaru EyeSight® driver assist technology. This ultra-advanced suite of safety features uses camera imaging and radar technology to monitor traffic around you. It can react automatically to a dangerous situation with automatic pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

All those features are available on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee -- but they're far from standard. In fact, they're not available at all on all but the most expensive trim levels. Even then, they'll cost you extra as part of an additional options package.

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Why You Always Get More To Love at Nate Wade Subaru

Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City is the oldest exclusive Subaru dealer in the nation. We've been in business so long because the Subaru line of vehicles is a perfect fit for the Rocky Mountain lifestyle! With standard all-wheel drive and outstanding safety and reliability, a new Subaru gives Utahns value and peace of mind you simply don't get from other brands.

You get even more when you choose to buy from Nate Wade Subaru. Our "More To Love" Customer Savings Program gives you perks like free maintenance and discounts on parts and accessories. Or just check out more comparison pages like this one to see what makes a Subaru the best choice for Utah families.

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